New British Columbia Tech Pilot Draw See 147 Invitations Issued

British Columbia provincial government has issued 147 invitations to skilled workers and international graduates in the latest BC PNP Tech Pilot draw.

The April 7 draw featured invitations via four (4) streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.

Minimum scores were eighty-five (85) for all four streams. The featured streams were:

  • SI – Skilled Workers
  • SI – International Graduate
  • EEBC – Skilled Workers
  • EEBC – International Graduate

147 Invitations Was Issued In The April 7 B.C. Immigration Draw

Date Category Minimum Scores Nos of Invitations Issued
07-Apr-20 SI – Skilled Workers 85 Total: 147
  SI – International Graduate 85
  EEBC – Skilled Workers 85
  EEBC – International Graduate 85

The BC PNP Tech Pilot has been extended into 2020 after its first launch in 2017. It presently has a list of twenty-nine (29) target occupations with relaxed duration requirement.

BC PNP draws targeted specifically at tech workers started in May 2017. The province has a flourishing technology industry with some big companies of the tech world basing themselves in British Columbia.

What Are The British Columbia PNP Tech Pilot Job Requirements? 

  • The job offer must be for one of the twenty-nine (29) targeted occupations
  • The job offer have to be for at least one-year duration
  • The job offer have to be valid for at least 120 days at the time of application

The twenty-nine (29) Target Occupations Under the BC PNP Tech Pilot

NOC Code Job Title
0131 Telecommunication carriers’ manager
0213 Computer and information system managers
0512 Managers – publishing, motion picture, broadcasting and performing art
2131 Civil engineers
2132 Mechanical engineers
2133 Electrical and electronics engineer
2134 Chemical engineers
2147 Computer engineer (except software engineer and designers)
2171 Information system analysts and consultants
2172 Database analysts and data administrator
2173 Software engineer and designers
2174 Computer programmer and interactive media developers
2175 Web designer and developers
2221 Biological technologist and technicians
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologist and technicians
2242 Electronic service technician (household and business equipment)
2243 Industrial instrument technician and mechanics
2281 Computer network technician
2282 User support technicians
2283 Information system testing technicians
5121 Authors and writers
5122 Editors
5125 Translators, terminologist and interpreters
5224 Broadcast technician
5225 Audio and video recording technician
5227 Support occupations in motion picture, broadcasting, photography and the performing art
5226 Other technical and coordinating occupation in motion pictures, broadcastings and the performing arts
5241 Graphic designer and illustrators
6221 Technical sale specialists – wholesale trade

A coveted provincial nomination effectively assures selection under the Canada Express Entry System, worth additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.

British Columbia immigration department recently announced it will stop releasing scores for guaranteed Invitations to apply via the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.

Instead, the province says applicants can see the scores required by checking the draw details published each week since 2016 when it first launched its version of Expression of interest immigration.